The Gelato Diaries: France, Italy & Greece

If there was a day during our trip from Paris-Athens that we didn’t each gelato, it evidently wasn’t worth remembering. Gelato, sorbet and on one occasion, plain old ice cream, was an essential party of our daily diet because this is what you do when you’re it’s summer, you’re in Europe with your best friend and you’re twenty years old. Sorbet at Berthillon, Paris On my … Continue reading The Gelato Diaries: France, Italy & Greece

A Quick Guide to Eating in Avignon

Avignon, the capital of Provence, is full of local specialties and quirks that jumped out at sorbet stands, in restaurant menus and in the Les Halles markets – the perfect place for a wandering foodie to spend a few days. If my photos are anything to go by, most of my time in Avignon was spent eating, at the Parc des Rocher Doms or being lost. … Continue reading A Quick Guide to Eating in Avignon

Finding the Parc des Rocher Doms in Avignon

It was only 10 AM, but Avignon’s cobblestone streets were already hot after a few hours baking in the August sunshine. The city’s medieval alleyways provide surprisingly little shade and the park in the city centre isn’t much better. Visiting the famous Palace des Papes, France’s former home to the Pope, and the Pont St Benezet, the famous half-crumbled bridge from French nursery rhymes, was … Continue reading Finding the Parc des Rocher Doms in Avignon

France & Italy: The Gelato Diaries

UPDATE: This post has been updated with useful information about where to find the best gelato in France, Italy & Greece,  here.  Forget your daily bread, in France & Italy it was all about the daily gelato for us! From fruity to creamy to organic, we put as much as we could to a taste test. It took our mind’s off our blistered feet, cheered … Continue reading France & Italy: The Gelato Diaries

Is it haunted? My night in the old chateau, Provence

The crumbling chateau we stayed in when we went to Provence was as gorgeous as it was eerie. Despite it feeling like the perfect setting for a horror movie, it was my favourite accommodation during my trip. Each room was richly decorated with an eclectic combination of curtains, carpets, bedding and furniture that made it feel less like a hotel and more like a castle, … Continue reading Is it haunted? My night in the old chateau, Provence